Applying – UIUC/UIS Students


As a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) or a University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) student, you have two different types of applications available to you depending on whether or not you plan to use summer financial aid.

Intercampus Registration or Summer Session Only application – Which one is right for you?

All visiting students, including UIUC and UIS students, must apply to UIC and be admitted as a nondegree student for the summer term only before they can register for courses. As a UIUC/UIS student, you have two different types of applications available to you depending on whether or not you plan to use summer financial aid. Please note that previous applicants need to apply again.

+I have financial aid – Intercampus Registration.

If you would like to use financial aid during UIC’s Summer Session, you will apply through a process called Intercampus Registration. Please contact your financial aid advisor at your home campus to determine if you have financial aid available for the summer. Make sure to follow your home campus summer financial aid deadlines and policies. Intercampus Registration is done using a paper form and requires your college dean’s signature but has no fee.

+I do not plan on using financial aid – Summer Session Only.

If you do not have financial aid that you wish to use over the summer, you should apply as a Summer Session Only student. If you use this application, you will not be eligible for any summer financial aid.  The Summer Session Only application is submitted online but requires an application fee.

If you are not using financial aid, and also fall into the categories below, you may have additional steps to follow:

+I’m starting/applying at UIC in the fall.

If you have already applied or been admitted to UIC in the upcoming fall semester as a transfer or graduate student, but want to take undergraduate courses during the preceding summer, you will need to select a summer application and apply by the application deadline. If you still plan to apply as a degree-seeking student for the fall, visit the Office of Admissions for more information.

Note for fall incoming students – Even if you attend Summer Session, you will still need to submit your Intent to Enroll for the fall semester by the Intent to Enroll deadline. Also, once you’ve completed your summer course(s), you may need to petition your college to transfer the credits into your UIC degree program. If you have questions about which course to take in summer, consult a UIC advisor.

+I’m an international student.

International students attending other U.S. universities can take undergraduate-level credit courses at UIC during the summer but need to fulfill all admissions and eligibility requirements.

Both of the following two items need to be completed by the application deadline:

After you’ve submitted all required supporting documentation, it takes about two weeks for your application to be processed.

If you are interested in taking noncredit English as a Second Language courses only, you do not need to complete a Summer Session Only application. For information about taking ESL courses, visit the Tutorium in Intensive English or e-mail

+I already have an undergraduate degree.

If you already have an undergraduate degree, but want to take undergraduate courses in preparation for applying to professional degree programs, you can apply as a Summer Session Only student by the application deadline.

+I’m interested in graduate-level summer courses.

If you are interested in taking graduate level courses at UIC over the summer, use the Graduate Application. Check for the appropriate Graduate Application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Application, contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (312) 996-4350.

The regular Graduate Application fee does apply.


Eligibility for Summer Session

You are eligible to attend the Summer Session at the University of Illinois at Chicago if you are a high school graduate or have earned your GED.

As a current UIUC/UIS student, you are eligible to attend Summer Session if you are in good standing at your institution. Also, if you have previously attended UIC, you must have been in good standing. If you are an international student, please check the international student instructions to find out if you are eligible to apply.

All visiting students must submit the online application for admission to UIC Summer Session before they are able to register for courses in mid-April. The application you use depends on whether or not you plan on using Financial Aid.

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Application Fee

There is no fee for Intercampus Registration.

You will need to pay $25 nonrefundable application fee in order to submit the Summer Session Only application. You may pay by credit card as the last step of your online application.

You will have the option to waive this fee if you fall under any of the following categories:

  • previously attended UIC as a Summer Session Only student
  • University of Illinois employee (if your parent is an employee you are not eligible for a waiver)
  • qualify for a NACAC fee waiver (submitting the waiver form is not required)
  • Illinois Veteran Grant Recipient

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Application Deadlines

There are two different application deadlines for Summer Session, depending on whether you want to enroll in the 4-week session, 8-week session, or both. The application deadlines apply to both Summer Session Only and Intercampus Registration applicants.

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST if you want to enroll in the 4-week session only or both the 4-week and 8-week sessions.
  • Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST if you want to enroll in the 8-week session only.

If you want to enroll in both the 4-week and 8-week session, you only need to apply once by May 11.

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Application Processing and Decision Period

For most applicants, it takes about two weeks for your application to be processed. If you are an international student, your application will be processed about two weeks after all required supporting documentation has been submitted.

Once the UIC Office of Admissions receives your completed application, they will review it and notify you by mail of their decision. Applicants that are admitted will be mailed registration instructions with their Notice of Admission letter.

Check the Status of your Application

Although you will be mailed an official admissions letter, you can check on the status of your application in the meantime.

Summer Session Only Applicants

Check the status of your application online using the Login ID and PIN you created when you completed your application. If you forget your Login ID and PIN, call the Office of Admissions at (312) 996-4350.

Please note that if you check your application status online, the system may indicate that you need to provide high school and/or college transcripts. However, Summer Session Only applicants are not required to provide transcripts.

Intercampus Registrants

You can check the status of your application by contacting the Summer Session Office at (312) 996-9099.

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Financial Aid

If you apply as a Summer Session Only student, you are admitted as a nondegree student and will not be eligible for financial aid through UIC. However, you can apply as an Intercampus Registration student to use your existing financial aid over the summer at UIC. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

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Begin the Application

The 2018 Summer Session Only Application will be available mid-March. Sign up for email alerts to be notified when you can apply.

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